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Design Director – Workplace Interiors – Senior

Design Director – Workplace Interiors – Senior

Design Director – Workplace Interiors – Senior

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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At Gensler we help companies innovate. We design spaces, services and environments for the most innovative companies in the world, seeking new ways to provide value by fostering healthier, more effective workplaces. As a result of a growing diverse client base and increasing project work we are seeking a Design Director with exceptional design skills and a portfolio of innovative design solutions with an emphasis on Workplace interior projects.

As a Gensler Design Director , you will lead the design of projects, acting as stewards of Gensler’s mission. You will design for all of humanity, driving a passionately curious design culture to create solutions that are emotionally resonant and that positively impact people’s everyday experiences.

As a member of a studio’s leadership team, you will collaborate with talented colleagues to enhance Gensler’s culture for design excellence, elevate the quality of design, and achieve recognition for our clients and the firm. You are a mix of strategic and creative, with the ability to create great form while embracing sound business strategy. Use your unique design perspective to lead design teams, develop next-generation talent, bring new approaches to the design process, and help our clients redesign what’s possible.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the creative efforts of multiple interior design teams on projects from the initial marketing stages through construction and installation
  • Develop and own overall design concepts, storytelling and design presentation strategies
  • Be a fearless integrator and advocate for diverse points of view and expansive thinking.
  • Drive alignment in our designs with our, and our clients’, sustainable goals.
  • Build and sustain client relationships; act as the primary design interface with clients, team members, and a wide range of consultants and collaborators, both internal and external.
  • Creatively align solutions to budgets.
  • Mentor and develop Gensler designers; provide creative direction to design teams
  • Participate in business development, marketing and recruiting efforts
  • Interaction with clients while representing Gensler at meetings and presentations.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design or architecture
  • 15+ years of diverse interiors experience
  • Experience leading design teams through all phases of the design process
  • LEED accreditation, preferred
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Understanding proficiency in design software programs (SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), with proficiency in Indesign, Powerpoint, Miro and sketching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification

Life at Gensler

Gensler is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion . Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.

As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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